Saitama Rapid Railway Line

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     Saitama Rapid Railway
Saitama Rapid Railway Logo
Saitama Rapid Railway train
Saitama Rapid Railway 2000 series EMU
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Locale Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture
Termini Akabane-Iwabuchi
Urawa Misono
Stations 8
Operation
Opening 2001
Operator(s) Saitama Railway Corporation
Technical
Line length 14.6 km (9.1 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 1,500 V DC overhead line

The Saitama Rapid Railway Line (埼玉高速鉄道線 Saitama Kōsoku Tetsudō sen?) is a commuter railway line in Japan operated by Saitama Railway Corporation. It forms a continuation of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, starting at Akabane-Iwabuchi station in Tokyo and ending at Urawa Misono Station in Saitama. It was completed on March 28, 2001.

The Saitama Rapid Railway line (including Urawa Misono Station) was built in time for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which held several matches at the Saitama Stadium.

In the future, the line may be extended north from Urawa-Misono through Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama to Hasuda Station (in Hasuda, Saitama) on the JR East Utsunomiya Line, but financial problems have prevented Saitama Prefecture from the construction of the extension.

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Color Station Japanese Distance
(km)
Transfers Location
Akabane-Iwabuchi 赤羽岩淵 0.0 Subway TokyoNamboku.pngTokyo Metro Namboku Line (N-19, Direct)
Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line, Takasaki Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line), Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Saikyō Line (Akabane Station)
Kita, Tokyo
Kawaguchi Motogō 川口元郷 2.4   Kawaguchi Saitama
Prefecture
Minami Hatogaya 南鳩ヶ谷 4.3  
Hatogaya 鳩ヶ谷 5.9  
Araijuku 新井宿 7.5  
Tozuka-angyō 戸塚安行 10.0  
Higashi Kawaguchi 東川口 12.2 Musashino Line
Urawa Misono 浦和美園 14.6   Midori-ku, Saitama

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